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Traditional Troop Camping

Whether earning badges, working on a Journey or just having fun, Girl Scout Troops have a blast when they go Troop Camping at Camp Blue Bay.

Traditional Troop Camping is a unique experience planned and carried out by a group of girls and their camp-trained volunteers/leaders. Under the guidance of trained and enthusiastic adults, girls may take their first hike, build their first campfire and sleep under the stars for the first time—so cool! Girls take part in planning of meals and activities, learn outdoor skills and work as a team to enjoy a fun outdoor adventure. These opportunities are available year round and registration is ongoing.

Here in Nassau County, Girl Scouts Troops have the opportunity to go Traditional Troop Camping at Camp Blue Bay which is located on Gardiners Bay in East Hampton, Long Island NY.

Always refer to the individual Safety Activity Checkpoints for guidance on how to conduct your planned program. Remember, an Outdoor Camp Trained Adult and First Aid Trained Adult must accompany your Troop on a camping trip.

Traditional Troop Camping Process

It is simple and easy! Once you have an adult who has completed Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Outdoor Training and you also have an adult trained in Basic First Aid you are ready to get started.

Four easy steps:

  1. Plan with your girls when you would like to camp and if you would like a Tent Site or Troop House. Traditional Troop Camping takes place during the winter, spring and fall seasons. Using the Troop/Group Application Processing Dates and Site Availability Charts choose a few date options to apply for.
  2. Apply for a date by utilizing the Troop/Group Overnight Camp Application. This application needs to be completed and signed by the Outdoor/Camp Trained Adult as well as signed by the Association Camp Consultant or representative before being submitted. Mail completed form and required $50 Non-refundable deposit to Girl Scouts of Nassau County prior to requested camp date. You will receive a confirmation packet via e-mail once confirmed.
  3. Submit final payment at least one month prior to your camping date.
  4. Enjoy your camping trip
Application and Processing Dates

Apply for a Traditional Troop Camping date by utilizing the Troop/Group Overnight Camp Application. This application needs to be completed and signed by the Outdoor/Camp Trained Adult as well as signed by the Association Camp Consultant or representative before being submitted. Mail completed form and required $50 Non-refundable deposit to Girl Scouts of Nassau County prior to requested camp date. You will receive a confirmation packet via e-mail once confirmed.

SEASON SEASON DATES RECEIPTING DATES PROCESSING DATES*
Spring 2016 4/15/2016 - 6/26/2016  No earlier than December 12/15/2015  1/15/2016
Fall 2016 9/16/2016  - 10/30/2016 No earlier than 3/15/2016 3/15/2016
Winter 2016/2017 11/4/2016 - 4/9/2017 No earlier than 8/15/2016 9/15/2016
Spring 2017 4/14/2017 - 6/25/2017 No earlier than 12/2016 1/15/2017

*If the processing date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be processed on the next business day.

Be sure to check availability chart for sites closed due to Council Camp Programs being offered.

Troop/Group Overnight Camp Application

Facility Chart and Fees

What do each of the units/facilities have?

Tent units: lighted kitchen shelter with tables and benches, a cold water faucet and grills for charcoal cooking.  Refrigeration is available in the main area of the camp. The lighted wash house has cold and hot water sinks and showers, along with flush toilets.  All tents have cots and mattresses and accommodate 4 people
Staff House: stove, refrigeration, a fireplace, bathroom facilities, mattresses, hot water and heat.
Port & Starboard: stove, refrigeration, a fireplace, bathroom facilities, cots & mattresses, hot water and heat.

Refer to the Camping Facilities and Fees Chart to review capacity and costs for each site.

Site Map and Directions

Review the Camp Blue Bay Site Map when choosing where to stay for your trip.

Directions to camp will make your trip a breeze, be sure to park in the correct parking lot for the unit you are staying in.

Front Parking Lot used for Hilltop, Staff House, Innisfree and Kicoomba.
Back Parking Lot used for Port & Starboard Troop Houses, Romany Wood & Tally Ho.

Availability Charts
Activities and Resources for Troops

There is plenty to do and enjoy at Camp Blue Bay….

You will find basic First Aid Kits all around the camp: Tent Units, Troop Houses, Activity Building and Dining Hall.

On the sports field, girls will enjoy the Gaga Pit, and a variety of other sports equipment:  Volleyball, soccer, basketball, tetherball to name a few as well as a supply of jump ropes, Frisbees, and hula hoops for a day of fun and physical activity.

In the Activity Building be sure to check out the reading library or board game closets for some quieter activities.

And coming Fall 2016 you will be able to reserve “camp kits” here at Camp Blue Bay. These Camp Kits are boxes with all the necessary items needed to teach your Girl Scouts important outdoor skills such as compass, knots, or knife safety.

Camp Rental Equipment

Can you imagine arriving at Camp Blue Bay with your troop and the cooking gear you need is already at your site? Enticing isn’t it? With our new program, you can arrange to rent one or more of the three available equipment sets.

Cooking Set ($25.00 Rental Fee)
Packed in two tubs this set includes: 16, 12 and 10 qt pots, 2 frying pans, 2 cutting boards, 3 mixing bowls, colander, measuring cups and spoons, can & bottle openers, assorted cooking/serving utensils: spatulas, spoons, tongs,& forks etc, and a knife block.

Dish & Silverware Set ($15.00 Rental Fee)
Packed in one tub this set includes: 32 Unbreakable dishes, bowls, mugs, cups, forks, knives, spoons and 2 serving platters.

Beverage Set ($10.00 Rental Fee; Available for Indoors Only)
Packed in one tub this set includes: 12 Cup Mr. Coffee Pot, 40 Cup Urn for Hot Water, and 2 gallon cold beverage jug

Equipment Flyer and Rental Form

Adult Training Requirements

Under the guidance of trained and enthusiastic adults, girls may take their first hike, build their first campfire and sleep under the stars for the first time—so cool! Please note an Outdoor Camp Trained Adult and First Aid Trained Adult is required for a Troop to participate in Traditional Troop Camping.

Want to become a Camp Qualified Adult Volunteer? Girl Scouts of Nassau County provides trainings for our volunteers. Trainings are offered for our volunteers throughout the year by registering through our events calendar.

To learn about our more about the Adult Outdoor Training Options, visit our Volunteer Training page.

Already know about your Adult Outdoor Training Options? Find your outdoor training dates by visiting our events listing and clicking on "Advanced Search" and under category select "Adult Training."

For questions about Traditional Troop Camping, contact Laura Bissett-Carr at BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201.